Issue #97 + 2012 Directory to USPS on Wed Apr 25

Issue #97 + 2012 Directory to USPS on Wed Apr 25

Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

April 26th, 2012, 9:40 pm #1

Think Thin.

Issue 97 is thin but it makes up for it with some GREAT stories from recent completers.

The newsletters are being prepared much quicker these days.
The printing takes a week.
The mailing house takes a week.
And the USPS takes 2 weeks for delivery (much improved since 2009).

- John M.
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Joined: August 2nd, 2001, 8:13 pm

May 17th, 2012, 9:46 pm #2

Issue #97 arrived in St. Louis on 5/16/12. Good condition in its envelope with directory.

Three weeks to go until Oregon!! Yee-hah!
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

May 20th, 2012, 12:59 am #3

Think Thin.

Issue 97 is thin but it makes up for it with some GREAT stories from recent completers.

The newsletters are being prepared much quicker these days.
The printing takes a week.
The mailing house takes a week.
And the USPS takes 2 weeks for delivery (much improved since 2009).

- John M.
So I let my membership lapse for about a year but renewed just in time to be able to read my favorite 48-completion report of all time. Really well-written account by Doug Urban ... and I'm not just saying that 'cuz he mentioned me twice.
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 11:43 am

May 21st, 2012, 3:38 pm #4

to reading your report when you finish the 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th, and 13th highest Highpoints in the United States.
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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 5:18 am

May 21st, 2012, 6:20 pm #5

Oh man, am I ever excited about my upcoming trip! Hoping to get #4, #5, #10 and #13 done and then we can talk about doing #1 together.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

May 29th, 2012, 1:20 pm #6

Think Thin.

Issue 97 is thin but it makes up for it with some GREAT stories from recent completers.

The newsletters are being prepared much quicker these days.
The printing takes a week.
The mailing house takes a week.
And the USPS takes 2 weeks for delivery (much improved since 2009).

- John M.
Apparently the Mailing House kept the newsletters for 2 weeks and never delivered them to the USPS until we confronted them.

Our business relationship with them is essentially terminated and we're looking for a more reliable firm.
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 11:43 am

May 29th, 2012, 4:58 pm #7

gets their newsletter a lot faster. I received an email from Ben Lostracco in Quebec on April 27th regarding my 48-completion story. It was at least 3 weeks later that I received my copy of A to Z.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 3:15 pm

June 2nd, 2012, 1:20 pm #8

Addresses outside the USA cannot be part of bulk mail (unless there are 100 or more) so we mail them first class. This is why their membership costs more and why Sjaak gets his before Stony.

This also proves that the newsletter was ready (and in fact mailed to foreign addresses) back in April.
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